Fried carp is one of, if not *the* most traditional of dishes in .

Which is pretty funny, considering:
a). obviously Christmas is a thing;
b). carp for Christmas was introduced and promoted by the regime as a way of dealing with fish shortages (carp is cheap);
c). this scheme was cooked up (ha!) by a Hilary Minc, a communist minister, who happened to be Jewish.

A proper Catholic Communist Jewish tradition! Gotta love conservatism.

Merry GravMass, people!

@rysiek my gma would make that classic orange fish dish for xmas as a kid. I unserstood it to be polish / lithuanian but I believe it is a Greek dish actually.

@mooog it's called "Greek fish", and as far as I know Greeks have no knowledge of it.

Same with "pierogi ruskie", "Russian" dumplings. Russian cuisine has no such dish.

No clue why we Poles name dishes this way.

@rysiek @mooog *pierogi ruskie* are named after Kievan Rus, not Russia

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